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46% of workers uncomfortable with unvaccinated colleagues

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Businesses need to do all they can to keep staff amidst skill shortages

A survey by CV-Library has revealed that 46% of workers are feeling uncomfortable around unvaccinated colleagues. According to the survey of 2,000 professionals, a massive 58.5% of UK employees want to know if their colleagues have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and a further 58.8% would speak to their manager about it.

A third (32.4%) of respondents admitted that they would consider changing jobs rather than work with a colleague who hadn’t been vaccinated against the virus.

Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library comments: “With the Government warning of a tough winter ahead and many UK professionals returning to the workplace, in some capacity, it’s understandable that staff want to remain as safe as possible. However, this presents a unique challenge for business owners and managers.”

“Whilst staff safety should be the ultimate priority, it’s also important that employees who have chosen to not get the COVID-19 vaccine aren’t discriminated against. It’s a fine balance and, with the current record job postings and staff shortages, businesses need to do all they can to keep hold of their staff and ensure that they’re both happy and comfortable in the workplace.”

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